In early July I decided I wanted an Orange Fit, and went to my current
Honda dealer who quoted $19,000 without tax (Sport Model). I asked why
it was so much over list and was told that there weren't many and that
they could deliver the car and other dealers couldn't.
I went to another nearby dealer and was surprised that I could order
it at list, so with tax the whole thing came to just about $18,000,
$2300 cheaper. I posted at the time a thread called "Will My Fit
Arrive" because I was unsure.
My salesperson, Mazen, gave me a card with someone else's name but
wrote his name and number, so I guess he was new. Three weeks later I
went to check on the car, and he was no longer working there but I was
assured that the car was on order and should be in in a few weeks. I
even added the choice of Silver instead of Orange because they said
the Orange one was very difficult.
At some point I started another thread, "My Fit NOT Arriving" and
accused the dealer of bait and switch, and Elmo, properly, castigated
me for being inaccurate. He was correct, I think they just had no
intention of selling me the car at that price and if I bought another
one, that is ok with them. But I think what happened was that Mazen
did something that he shouldn't have done and they weren't going to
fill the order.
Yesterday I called Honda USA. They told me that 9 weeks was a long
time to wait and that Paragon Honda had only one order for a Sports
Fit outstanding, and it was Black and much more recent. There is no
evidence that the car was ever ordered.
Now I don't know if HUSA is accurate but it would seem that they would
know what is being ordered. At this point I'm cancelling the order and
I'm curious as to what you folks think about this chain of events.